September 13, 2018 (Oakland, MD) – In a special ceremony, Keisha Glotfelty, RN, MS, was announced as Garrett Regional Medical Center’s quarterly recipient of the DAISY Award program for Extraordinary Nurses®. The DAISY Award ceremony took place in the hospital’s Subacute Unit.
“With our mission of striving to treat every patient like family, Keisha is being recognized for her excellent nursing skills and unwavering compassion,” said Kendra Thayer, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at GRMC. “She was nominated by one of her subacute teammates for consistently going above and beyond when it comes to caring for her patients.”
The GRMC Subacute Unit is a ten-bed unit designed for patients who require complex care or rehabilitation that often falls between nursing home care and hospital care. The Subacute Rehabilitation Unit was recognized for the fourth year in a row as a Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report, receiving the highest possible overall rating of five stars. The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight top nursing homes nationwide.
Keisha Glotfelty has worked in the Subacute Unit for nearly seven years and originally started as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant. Through GRMC’s Tuition Reimbursement Program, Keisha attended nursing school at Allegany College and became a Registered Nurse in January 2017. As a DAISY honoree, she received a certificate of commemoration as an “Extraordinary Nurse,” a DAISY Award pin and a sculpture that represents a healer’s touch.
A graduate of Southern High School, she resides with her family in Oakland and enjoys spending time with her son. She is also the granddaughter of Betty Pritt, who is a long-time, devoted volunteer at GRMC. Mrs. Pritt is currently a member of the Loar Auxiliary.
The DAISY Award program, launched in 2018 at GRMC, was created by the Daisy Foundation with the mission of recognizing the extraordinary, compassionate care that nurses provide patients and families every day. More than 2,000 health care organizations nationally participate in the award program. A selection committee comprised of GRMC nurses reviews the nominees through a blind selection process and scores each nominee based upon a scoring rubric sanctioned by the Daisy Foundation.
GRMC will recognized a DAISY recipient on a quarterly basis. Nurses may be nominated by patients, patient families, or colleagues. Forms are available on GRMC’s website at https://www.grmc-wvumedicine.org.